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This review is nutty! How to smell Like a Man with the Sack Pack by Ballsy

Editor’s Note: This post features some interesting terminology that may seem off-putting. 

I’ve been sitting at the computer for the last 20 minutes trying to figure out how to start off this post. There really isn’t a way to dance around what these products are, aside from simply describing them as options for male hygiene. Some may consider the names of the items on the more juvenile side of the spectrum, but regardless of what they are titled, the reality is that they assist with an area that no one really wants to talk about, but one that needs some attention nonetheless. So here we go…

Ballwash is the first product that Ballsy created. It’s an activated charcoal was for your undercarriage (but could really be used anywhere). There are 10 different essential oils and plant extracts that combine with the charcoal to be a welcome moisturizing cleansing wash. It pours a dark black (it is charcoal-based after all), but I found that it doesn’t get as messy as some similar constructed items can be. I also found the scent to be surprisingly mild and fresh – something I wasn’t expecting. It’s a pretty solid product and I ended up liking it more than I thought I would!

The Sack Spray, is, well, yeah, a spray for your nether regions. They describe it as “a refreshing pH balanced blast to the nuts that neutralizes odor while helping deodorize, sooth and moisture your most prized possessions”. I think this will come in quite handy for me, to be honest. When I am on the road for work, sometimes I have about 60-90 minutes to change (often times in my car), go for a run, and get cleaned up and changed and back to work. While that can be seen as gross, I do have a system of large wet towels and other hygiene options to make sure I’m not completely disgusting. This spray is a perfect accompaniment to finish off that routine – keeping any lasting odor from a short run subdued until I can get to a shower.

I’m not a cologne wearer in general, so the most challenging product received was the Nut Rub Solid Cologne. There are three scents:

  • Ocean & Air
  • Smoke & Suede
  • Citrus & Suede

Surprisingly, this may be my favorite cologne I have ever tried. Maybe it’s the fact that is a solid as opposed to a spray, but I just liked it much better – so much so that I actually started dabbing a little on “normal” cologne locations. The Ocean & Air is not overpowering and provides a fresh scent (“crushed mint leaves, warm brown sugar and the zest of a lemon”) without people walking by and thinking you just poured a bottle over your body.

Save some money on each purchase by picking any of the products and signing up for a “ballscription“. You can also earn rewards to get money off future orders, including some simple tasks of sharing to social media and writing a review.

Overall, I liked all of these products much more than I initially thought I would. I thought that the “no holds barred” names and descriptions would have the same sort of scents to them – in your face and overpowering. This was not the case, and I found all of the products to be pleasantly restrained and fresh as opposed to the Axe Body Spray end of the spectrum.

These would be great in a lot of arenas – from those who work physical jobs that keeps them less than fresh, to runners like myself who need a little assistance on the go. This is also a great stocking stuffer, so check it out!

Company: Ballsy (Facebook)

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Thank you to Ballsy for providing us with a sample pack. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

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About Matt Rasmussen (1252 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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